B.C.’s first baby of 2018 born to Manpreet Nijjar and Hardip Shergill of Surrey

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SURREY mom Manpreet Kaur Nijjar and dad Hardip Singh Shergill were the proud parents of the first baby born in B.C. in 2018. She is their first child.

The baby girl was born just nine seconds after midnight at Surrey Memorial Hospital. She weighed eight pounds, seven ounces.

The baby will be named only later in the week when the parents visit a gurdwara for the formal name-choosing ceremony. The couple moved to Canada from India just two years ago.

The baby was actually expected on Christmas Eve and doctors had to perform a C-section.